Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Deceptive weather

We've been experiencing a deep freeze here in Denver — another one!  It snowed all day Sunday, and Monday the high was in the mid-teens.  Monday night it dropped to below zero overnight.  Last night was supposed to be a low of 9, but when I checked the weather at 10:30 or 11:00pm, it was already down to 2 degrees!  (Or zero, depending on which site you looked at.)  Today is supposed to get up to the high 30s, but at almost 11:30am, all the weather sites are reporting temperatures in the mid-teens.  They were wrong about yesterday, too — they'd called for a high in the mid-20s, but it only barely touched 20 degrees around 2:00pm.

The sad thing is, it has been sunny and gorgeous yesterday and today.  It looks like it would be really warm out there, but one step outside and you can feel how wrong you were to assume!  So I've spent both days on the couch, working and trying to ignore the sunshine streaming in the window.

Needless to say, I haven't ridden.  When we had our last deep-freeze, a couple of weeks ago, I tried to ride one day when it was in the 20s, but I found that the indoor arena is extremely cold when the low the night before was around zero.  The only thing I can figure is that it holds the cold air from the night before.

I was going to ride today, but now I'm not so sure.  At this rate, it seems rather unlikely it will get as warm as 38 degrees today!

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